10
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goal

10 Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Advanced societies rely on a complex quality and compliance system to ensure proper functioning of the market, protect people’s health and safety and preserve the environment. This system is commonly defined as a national quality infrastructure (NQI) and refers to all aspects of metrology, standardization, testing, quality management, certification and accreditation that have a bearing on conformity assessment.

Many developing countries suffer from a weak NQI, which can be a major impediment to their integration into regional and global markets, limiting the opportunities offered by trade and hindering their ability to improve public welfare in vital areas such as health, safety and environmental protection. Part of the ISO Strategy 2016-2020 involves capacity building for developing countries in areas such as strategy, technical and operational expertise, and relationships with policy makers, to support their participation in international standardization.

This, in turn, helps them strengthen their NQI, thus reducing inequalities within and amongst countries. What’s more, ISO standards themselves contribute to the reduction of inequalities, because they serve as a common language that helps to break down barriers to trade, promote innovation and level the playing field for organizations of all types wishing to compete in national and international markets. We also have specific standards that will help organizations contribute directly to this SDG.

ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, for example, provides guidelines on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way, which includes encompassing the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities. The core subjects and issues defined by the standard comprise human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues and community involvement.  

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108 standards contributing to SDG 10

Standard and/or project Sector TC
ISO 7176-2:2017
Wheelchairs -- Part 2: Determination of dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-6:2018
Wheelchairs -- Part 6: Determination of maximum speed of electrically powered wheelchairs
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-8:2014
Wheelchairs -- Part 8: Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-22:2014
Wheelchairs -- Part 22: Set-up procedures
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-25:2013
Wheelchairs -- Part 25: Batteries and chargers for powered wheelchairs
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-30:2018
Wheelchairs -- Part 30: Wheelchairs for changing occupant posture -- Test methods and requirements
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 9004:2018
Quality management -- Quality of an organization -- Guidance to achieve sustained success
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 2
ISO 9999:2016
Assistive products for persons with disability -- Classification and terminology
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 2
ISO 10001:2018
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for codes of conduct for organizations
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10002:2018
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10003:2018
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10008:2013
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for business-to-consumer electronic commerce transactions
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO/CD 10014 [Under development]
Quality management -- Guidelines for realizing financial and economic benefits
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO/DIS 10015 [Under development]
Quality management -- Guidelines for competence management and people development
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO/DIS 10018 [Under development]
Quality management systems -- Guidelines on people engagement
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10542-1:2012
Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons -- Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems -- Part 1: Requirements and test methods for all systems
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO/IEC CD 10779 [Under development]
Information technology -- Office equipment accessibility guidelines for elderly persons and persons with disabilities
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 28
ISO/CD 10845-1 [Under development]
Construction procurement -- Part 1: Processes, methods and procedures
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 18
ISO 10845-5:2011
Construction procurement -- Part 5: Participation of targeted enterprises in contracts
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 18
ISO 10845-6:2011
Construction procurement -- Part 6: Participation of targeted partners in joint ventures in contracts
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 18
ISO 10845-7:2011
Construction procurement -- Part 7: Participation of local enterprises and labour in contracts
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 18
ISO 10845-8:2011
Construction procurement -- Part 8: Participation of targeted labour in contracts
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 18
ISO 11608-7:2016
Needle-based injection systems for medical use -- Requirements and test methods -- Part 7: Accessibility for persons with visual impairment
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 84
ISO/TS 12720:2014
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works -- Guidelines on the application of the general principles in ISO 15392
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 13485:2016
Medical devices -- Quality management systems -- Requirements for regulatory purposes
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 210
ISO 14242-2:2016
Implants for surgery -- Wear of total hip-joint prostheses -- Part 2: Methods of measurement
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 150/SC 4
ISO 15392:2008
Sustainability in building construction -- General principles
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO/DIS 15392 [Under development]
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works -- General principles
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO/WD 15928-6 [Under development]
Houses -- Description of performance -- Part 6: Contributions to sustainability and sustainable development
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 15
ISO/AWI 15928-7 [Under development]
Houses -- Description of performance -- Part 7: Accessibility and usability
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 15
ISO 16075-1:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 1: The basis of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-2:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 2: Development of the project
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-3:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 3: Components of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-4:2016
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects -- Part 4: Monitoring
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16840-3:2014
Wheelchair seating -- Part 3: Determination of static, impact and repetitive load strengths for postural support devices
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO/NP TS 17021-12 [Under development]
Conformity assessment -- Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems -- Part 12: Competence requirements for auditing and certification of collaborative business management systems
ISO/CASCO
ISO 17351:2013
Packaging -- Braille on packaging for medicinal products
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122
ISO 18091:2019
Quality management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001 in local government
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176
ISO 19028:2016
Accessible design -- Information contents, figuration and display methods of tactile guide maps
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 7
ISO 19160-1:2015
Addressing -- Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/AWI 19665 [Under development]
Calibration of conditioning amplifiers for dynamic application
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 108
ISO 19809:2017
Packaging -- Accessible design -- Information and marking
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20400:2017
Sustainable procurement -- Guidance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20419:2018
Treated wastewater reuse for irrigation -- Guidelines for the adaptation of irrigation systems and practices to treated wastewater
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 20426:2018
Guidelines for health risk assessment and management for non-potable water reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20468-1:2018
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 1: General
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20468-2:2019
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 2: Methodology to evaluate performance of treatment systems on the basis of greenhouse gas emissions
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-3 [Under development]
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 3: Ozone treatment technology
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-4 [Under development]
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 4: UV Disinfection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-5 [Under development]
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 5: Membrane filtration
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-6 [Under development]
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 6: Ion exchange and electrodialysis
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20468-7 [Under development]
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems -- Part 7: Advanced Oxidation Processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20469:2018
Guidelines for water quality grade classification for water reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20670:2018
Water reuse -- Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO 20760-1:2018
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 1: Design principle of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 20760-2:2017
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for centralized water reuse system -- Part 2: Management of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 20761:2018
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for water reuse safety evaluation -- Assessment parameters and methods
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 21001:2018
Educational organizations -- Management systems for educational organizations -- Requirements with guidance for use
Services ISO/TC 232
ISO 21041:2018
Guidance on unit pricing
ISO/TMBG
ISO 21542:2011
Building construction -- Accessibility and usability of the built environment
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 16
ISO/AWI 21801-2 [Under development]
Cognitive accessibility -- Part 2: Reporting the cognitive accessibility of products and technologies
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173
ISO/DIS 21902 [Under development]
Tourism and related services -- Accessible tourism for all -- Requirements and recommendations
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 21929-1:2011
Sustainability in building construction -- Sustainability indicators -- Part 1: Framework for the development of indicators and a core set of indicators for buildings
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO/TS 21929-2:2015
Sustainability in building construction -- Sustainability indicators -- Part 2: Framework for the development of indicators for civil engineering works
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21931-2:2019
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works -- Framework for methods of assessment of the environmental, social and economic performance of construction works as a basis for sustainability assessment -- Part 2: Civil engineering works
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21939-1:2019
A method to calculate and express energy consumption of industrial wastewater treatment for the purpose of water reuse -- Part 1: Biological processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 22095 [Under development]
Chain of custody -- General terminology and models
Business management and innovation ISO/PC 308
ISO/CD 22238 [Under development]
Water reuse -- A guideline to wastewater disinfection and equivalent treatments
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO/DIS 22447 [Under development]
Industrial wastewater classification
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 22449-1 [Under development]
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems -- Part 1: Technical guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 22449-2 [Under development]
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems -- Part 2: Guidelines for cost analysis
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/WD 22458 [Under development]
Inclusive service: identifying and responding to consumers in vulnerable situations
Services ISO/PC 311
ISO 22519:2019
Purified water and water for injection pretreatment and production systems
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO/DIS 22524 [Under development]
Pilot plan for industrial wastewater treatment facilities in the objective of reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/CD 23043 [Under development]
Evaluation methods for industrial wastewater treatment reuse processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 23044 [Under development]
Guidelines for softening and desalination of industrial wastewater for reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 23056 [Under development]
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for decentralized/onsite water reuse system -- Design principle of a decentralized/onsite system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/DIS 23070 [Under development]
Water reuse in urban areas -- Guidelines for reclaimed water treatment -- Design principle of a RO desalination system of municipal wastewater
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/IEC AWI 23773-2 [Under development]
User interface -- Simultaneous Interpretation System -- Part 2: Requirements and functional description
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35
ISO/IEC AWI 23773-3 [Under development]
User interface -- Simultaneous interpretation system -- Part 3: System architecture
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 35
ISO/AWI 24159 [Under development]
Safety requirements for manually-loading waste collection and transport vehicles
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 297
ISO/AWI 24160 [Under development]
Technical standard for odor and wastewater control of waste collection and transport vehicles
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 297
ISO/AWI 24161 [Under development]
Terminology for waste collection and transportation management
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 297
ISO/AWI 24162 [Under development]
Test method of energy consumption of waste collection and transport vehicles
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 297
ISO/AWI 24229 [Under development]
Information and documentation -- Codes for script conversion systems
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 46
ISO 24508:2019
Ergonomics -- Accessible design -- Guidelines for designing tactile symbols and characters
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 159/SC 4
ISO/FDIS 24509 [Under development]
Ergonomics -- Accessible design -- A method for estimating minimum legible font size for people at any age
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 159/SC 4
ISO 24521:2016
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of basic on-site domestic wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO/WD 24620-2 [Under development]
Language resource management -- Controlled human communication (CHC) -- Part 2: Part 2: Basic principles and methodology for controlled written communication (CWC)
Horizontal subjects ISO/TC 37/SC 4
ISO 26000:2010
Guidance on social responsibility
ISO/TMBG
ISO/DTS 26030 [Under development]
Social responsibility and sustainable development -- Guidance on using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34
ISO 30500:2018
Non-sewered sanitation systems -- Prefabricated integrated treatment units -- General safety and performance requirements for design and testing
ISO/TMBG
ISO/AWI 34000 [Under development]
Date and time -- Concepts and vocabulary
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 154
ISO 34101-1:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 1: Requirements for cocoa sustainability management systems
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-2:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 2: Requirements for performance (related to economic, social and environmental aspects)
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-3:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 3: Requirements for traceability
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-4:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 4: Requirements for certification schemes
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 37001:2016
Anti-bribery management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 309
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/AWI 37108 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Business districts -- Guidance for practical local implementation of ISO 37101
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 37120:2018
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for city services and quality of life
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 37122:2019
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for smart cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/FDIS 37123 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for resilient cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/CD 37165 [Under development]
Smart community infrastructures -- Guidance on smart transportation by non-cash payment for fare/fees in transportation and its related or additional services
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268/SC 1
ISO 38200:2018
Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 287
ISO 45001:2018
Occupational health and safety management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 283
ISO/TS 54001:2019
Quality management systems -- Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2015 for electoral organizations at all levels of government
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176